This week on iTunes, Stitcher and Spreaker, STT interviews a NHL coach making positive strides through ice hockey. Sean Skahan is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Anaheim Ducks. Joining the club prior to the 2002-03 season, Skahan is responsible for the overall strength and conditioning program for all players in the Ducks system. Skahan also coordinates all off-ice training at the club’s annual prospect conditioning camp. Prior to working with the Ducks, Skahan was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston College for the 2001-02 season. In 2000-01, he was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of North Dakota. While earning his Master’s degree in Kinesiology, the Massachusetts native worked as a Graduate Assistant Strength Coach at the University of Minnesota from 1999-00. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 1998. He also holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (N.S.C.A.) and USA Weightlifting. Sean is also certified as a Russian Kettlebell Instructor (RKC).

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